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2020 IARCGICR-NCCGCSP Summer School "Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods"






“Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods“




This course is unfortunately canceled for this year with consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

   Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.





Population-based cancer registration is a basic element of cancer control, making possible the rational use of resources as well as the identification of areas in need of research. In many parts of the world, cancer registries provide the only source of information on the size, nature and evolution of the local cancer problem.


Within the framework of the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), the International Agency for Research on Cancer together with the Korean National Cancer Center and its Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy (GCSP) are pleased to announce the inaugural IARC NCC summer school on cancer registration. Faculty will be compromised of staff from IARC, NCC, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific and GCSP.






The course will focus on the fundamentals of planning and developing population-based cancer registries. Upon completion, it is intended that participants will be able to:

  · Describe the principles of population-based cancer registration and the primary uses of cancer registry data

  · Identify the key sources of information for a cancer registry

  · Apply methods of case-finding, data abstraction, coding, classification and quality control

  · Explain how cancer registry data are used in descriptive epidemiology

  · Make use of available IARC online databases in the Global Cancer Observatory

  · Access networks of support through the GICR and the Korean National Cancer Centre





Topic: Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods

Course Period: July 13th 17th, 2020 (total 5 days)


Location: National Cancer Center Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, Republic of Korea


Certificate of Completion: will be issued when you complete the course and fulfill requirements(ex. attendance)


Detailed schedule will be announced later







Target Participants:

   The course is intended for health professionals working in cancer registration.

   The course targets up to 25 participants from South, South-East and East Asia.

   Priority is given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries who are involved in the process of establishing or strengthening

   a population-based cancer registry.

   All participants must be fluent in English, the working language of the course.


Deadline for application: 16 March 2020


Fee for teaching materials and practice: 100,000 KRW (non-refundable)


Successful applicants and payment method will be announced individually


There is no registration fee for the course. The Korean National Cancer Center and the Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy have provided funding support for travel and accommodations for a limited number of attendees from low- and middle-income countries only.







   Please use ‘Registration’ board on this webpage




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